Who we are

Cherry Street Cats is me (Robin), my husband Steve, Sandi, Michelle, Verena, Vinyse, Derek, Kent, and Connie, a group of dedicated cat lovers who care for a colony of feral cats in the east end of Toronto. I also have a great rescue team of Lesley, Joanne, and Susan. Together we do our best to make the lives better for feral and homeless cats and kittens. 900+ cats helped in nine years!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The moral of this story is don't stand in the way of a crazy cat lady

A few weeks ago I told you about the apartment building where the super ordered me off the property and didn't want my help with the cats there.  I reached out to my contact at Animal Services and they sent an officer to assure her of the merits of TNR.  It was of no avail, and I was counselled to perhaps walk away and deal with easier situations.

Well that's not what a gladiator does (yes I've been watching Scandal again) so I went back and discovered a spot off the property where the cats could come.  I trapped a female last week and this morning I went super early and trapped her two kittens and the calico who is about nine months old. I wasn't able to get her brother this morning but I will.

We will see if the calico is tame enough but those kittens will now have a life that doesn't involve shivering under a dumpster amidst construction rubble, and hopefully I've put a stop to the cycle there.  I expect the super and the other grumpy feeder would not be happy if they knew what I've done, but they aren't "your" cats if they live outside unfixed, without shelter, to reproduce and live short lives.  I'm glad I didn't let it go, now to go back and finish the job without getting caught...

Anyone want to join me for a 7 a.m. adventure?

1 comment:

  1. Good for you. I hope you catch him tomorrow so he is not out there alone. It's too cold for that. Best of luck.